DHCP name announcement

Kelly L. Fulks kfulks at knology.net
Fri May 18 12:41:50 BST 2007

Phil Bieber wrote:
> Hi list!
> I am having a little trouble with the hostname announcements of my
> KUbuntu boxes on my net.
> Here's the setup:
> 1 Win XP PC - Wired LAN -> hostname -> Bieber
> 1 KUbuntu Feisty Laptop - WLAN (with several virtual mashines) ->
> hostname: hekate
> 1 KUbuntu Dapper Live CD Laptop - Wired LAN
> and sometimes other Windows XP Laptops, wired and wireless LAN.
> + a WiFi ADSL router (acting as gateway and DHCP Server, and usually
> as a DNS server, I think)
> When I try to ping the XP PC from any computer, it works flawlessly,
> but trying to ping the KUbuntu boxes with their hostnames, it doesn't
> work. Pinging with IPs works as well. Everything else
> (networking-wise) works perfectly. Also, you can find a screenshot of
> the router's web interface here [1].
> In the lower half one can see a green dot with a " - " next to it.
> This is my laptop (hekate). The hakate found in the upper half is my
> laptop booting windows. As one can see, in windows it announces itself
> to the network. Those IPs in the upper half with no names next to them
> are VMs I tried (all Linux, ore something similar).
> Entering hostname in a terminal returns the expected "hekate". Also,
> the hostname is entered in the System Settings Networking Section.
> I have the same problem with a server at work running Ubuntu LTS.
> If anyone can give me a hint, I'd be real thankful!
> Thank you for reading!
> Cheers
> Philipp Bieber
> [1] http://rapidshare.com/files/31959155/fritzbox.png.html
> --
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> Wer überwacht die Wächter?
> Who will watch the watchers?

In the /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf there is a line that is commented out
that says:

#send host-name "andare.fugue.com";

Uncomment this line and change the hostname to whatever is appropriate
and it should work fine.

Kelly L. Fulks
Home Account
near Huntsville, AL

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